Covid-19 Update 5/27 - Going to be a bit long winded here but want to give an update on the races. With each race we will wait until just over a month out in hopes city officials realize how important these events are to the community and start allowing them to happen. We believe a little sweat and sunshine is good for the body, mind, and soul!
We have submitted plans that comply with CDC guidelines to do our best at keeping runners safe. If you have friends and family who are on the fence about signing up I would get them to do so now because we may have to limit these events to 50 or less runners. Runners signing up will be placed in a waitlist and credit cards will not be charged unless the race is confirmed.
We will lose money doing it with this amount of runners but we have already put in the time to organize and plan these races. When we started Happy Trails Running last year making money was never our goal. We wanted to create a series of races that focused on beautiful trails and an experience runners would enjoy and keep coming back to. We also want to focus on supporting local small businesses as well as the organizations that help maintain these amazing trails. If you have the time, go check out our website sponsors page. These businesses need you now more than ever!
With the above said we have decided we will offer refunds or credits to all runners should we be forced to cancel a race. By doing this we hope that you will continue to support our races knowing Happy Trails Running puts runners first. The best way for us to grow is word of mouth and repeat runners!
We hope to see you sooner than later, happy trails!
Why should I sign up for this race?
Beautiful course, food, good company, race photos, custom locally made finisher medal and awards, friendly competition, performance t-shirt, and swag. What more could you want? Really if you can think of something let us know and we will try to get it!
This Relay has 8 sections total with each averaging 3 miles. Teams will have 4 runners, each runner runs 2 sections. Each section varies from rolling, downhill, to climbing. It is up to the team to decide who runs the section!
The Marathon uses the same course making it a beautiful out and back that uses the best trails Corner Canyon has to offer.
Corner Canyon is a favorite to many runners along the Wasatch Front. A vast network of beautiful trails truly make Corner Canyon unique. This same network of trails is what will make this race a great relay. We wanted everybody to be able to experience all that Corner Canyon has to offer and we feel this is the way to do it. This relay uses almost every trail Corner Canyon has to offer, our personal favorites are the all new foot traffic only trails, Casper and Phantom! This race will always be held the Saturday before Labor Day weekend.
3.9 miles +253 ft/-91 ft elevation
The relay starts off with a lap around Wheadon Farm Park and then climbs up to the Porter Rockwell Trail. This is the longest section with a steep climb at the start and then a couple rollers after that.
3.3 miles +1,182 ft/-0 ft elevation
The hardest section of them all. Beautiful section that will make the climbing go by fast.
2.8 miles +53 ft/-486 ft elevation
This is a scenic section with great vistas that follows Annes Trail the entire time before dropping into Little Valley. This is also the easiest section of them all.
3.2 miles +832 ft/-89 ft elevation
A moderate climb up Annes and eventually breaking off up to Maple Hollow. Like the previous section this section offers great views and vistas.
3.2 miles +89 ft/-832 ft elevation
Great downhill running section. This is where the fun begins and the miles start to fly by.
2.8 miles +486 ft/-53 ft elevation
This section has rolling climbs but nothing steep and is also a short section making this pretty easy.
3.3 miles +0 ft/-1,182 ft elevation
The best section of them all. All downhill and beautiful.
3.6 miles +87 ft/-232 ft elevation
The last section is mostly flat on paved trail. Grind out these last few miles to reach the finish!
26.2 miles and +2,970 ft elevation total
80% Dirt Trail, 16% Paved, 4% Dirt Road
Remember you can have your team run in any order. For example a runner could do section 1 and then 3. A runner could even do 3 or more sections if somebody on the team was hurt or just not feeling good. It is up to the team to decide who would do best on what sections. We recommend each runner runs 2 sections and that each runner have a break between sections but ultimately it is the teams choice!
*There will be Trail Marshals at several intersection to keep you from getting lost or cutting. (We need volunteers for this!)
Aid Station #1 & 7 - Andy Ballard Arena, 8 minutes from Wheadon Farm Park. The aid station will be down the paved trail about 50 feet.
Aid Station #2 & 6- Peakview Trailhead - 13 minutes from Andy Ballard Arena. This trailhead will be undergoing major construction through Spring. We will update when finished.
Aid Station #3 & 5 - Little Valley Trailhead, 5 minutes from Peakview Trailhead. It is a well maintained dirt road leading to trailhead.
Aid Station #4 - Maple Hollow Trailhead Park, 6 minutes from Little Valley Trailhead
August 29th 2020 starts and finishes at Wheadon Farm Park Draper UT 84020
Marathon & Relay will start 6:30 am
Course Closes at 2:00 pm
Maple Hollow Trailhead Park Cutoff (Mile 13.2) - 11:00 am
Friday pickup 4 pm to 7 pm at the Draper Salt Lake Running Store.
Race day pickup starts at 5:00 am.
We recommend all runners arrive at least 45 minutes before their races start time to ensure a stress free and smooth start. Pre-race announcement 10 minutes before each start time.
Runners will receive a high quality race shirt and a custom locally made finishers medal along with goods from sponsors.
Post Race Breakfast
Great Harvest Bread will have cinnamon rolls, muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, and bananas.
Overall male, female, and coed team for the Relay will receive a plaque for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Salt Lake Running Company will provide 1st place teams with gift cards as well!
Male team has to be all males
Female team has to be all females
*Coed team has to have at least 1 male and 1 female
Overall male and female for the Marathon will receive a plaque for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Salt Lake Running Company will provide 1st place with gift cards as well!
Age Division medals will also be handed out for the Marathon to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in these age groups: >20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Xotio Media will be on the course taking photos as well as the finish line. Photos will be hosted on their website providing easy access for downloads using bib recognition. We will NOT put a logo or watermark on your picture. Instead of ruining your picture with our logo we would rather rely on you telling your friends and family about our races!
Awards ceremony will be held when we have our winners. Revive Sport & Spine will be there to help with your aches and pains post race, Dr. Reheisse is amazing! We will also have a Photo backdrop for pictures with friends and family as well as Cornhole, our favorite game!
Free parking, there is lots of parking at Wheadon Farm Park.
Word of mouth
Your friends and family are the best way to promote this race. Running is much more fun with a buddy!
These events are not possible without help! To show our appreciation all volunteers will receive a free race entry for any future Happy Trails race. Expires after one year. In addition volunteers will have access to food at the finish line area.
Begins August 10th and closes August 28th at 9:59 pm
We cannot guarantee all participants registering after August 10th will be able to order a shirt. We will order extra to do our best to accommodate late registration. If we do not have your size or you do not want a shirt you can use code NOSHIRT for $10 off registration.
Same Day Registration
Not available. Registration will close Friday night at 9:59 pm
Average high is 86*F and average low is 64*F on August 29th
Race Director - Don Hantla
Who can I have on my team
Local time: 7:53 PM
Maximum of 4 people per team. Any Gender. Have to be 10 years or older. You don't have to have 4 but you cannot have more than 4. Having less than 4 just means more running per team member and puts your team at a disadvantage. Your choice, we obviously recommend teams of 4.
How does it work
Runner 1 starts the race off while runners 2, 3, and 4 drive to the next aid station. When runner 1 arrives at the aid station he or she tags the next runner and they begin the next section of the course. Runner 1 joins the remaining runners and return to their parked car and drive to the next aid station. Rinse repeat.
We will have an aid station worker ensuring runners are only leaving the aid station when they have been tagged by their team mate.
How much running am I signing up for?
The race has 8 sections so a 4 man team means each runner will run 2 sections to maximize efficiency. Each section is approximately 3 miles so you will be running a total of 6 miles.
Dropping off and Parking
You are allowed to drop your next runner off and then go park but you CANNOT sit and idle while you wait for your runner. Doing so will be grounds for your teams disqualification. You have to go park after dropping your runner off.
Each section is long enough for you to have time to pick up your runner and drive to the next aid station. Just have google maps ready to go with the next aid station. Aid stations are 5-10 minutes apart.